Sandow Birk

1962 · United States

Artist biography

Sandow Birk is seen as an established artist, who originates from the United States. Sandow Birk was born in 1962. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Sandow Birk's work, which are P.P.O.W in New York, the United States and Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, the United States. Sandow Birk's work has most recently been exhibited at Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles (13 September 2019 until 25 October 2019) with the exhibition WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS. Sandow Birk's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Narrative Painting in Los Angeles (19 July 2019 - 30 August 2019) at Craig Krull Gallery in Los Angeles and TRIUMPH OF HATE (10 January 2019 - 09 February 2019) at P.P.O.W in New York. Sandow Birk's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Imaginary Monuments II and took place at Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, the United States from the 20 October 2018 to 05 January 2019.

Historical Context of United States

The US, in particular New York city, endures as a central point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art hub appeared in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art centre. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has granted the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are significant art movements that blossomed in the US. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the modern age include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Sandow Birk

Sandow Birk was born in 1962 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Sandow Birk

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